The past decade has witnessed an explosion of information on the molecular biology of insect viruses and a frenzy of activity in applying this information to medicine and agriculture. Genetically engineered baculoviruses are presently being tested for commercial use as pesticides, and the study of such viruses is also revealing remarkable insights into basic cellular processes such as apoptosis. This comprehensive volume provides readers with knowledge of basic and applied baculovirology so that current literature in the field can be appreciated.
`A new and timely addition to the series...the chapters are consistently uniform in their clear organization and readability...an excellent resource...students of virology and scientists with peripheral interests in baculoviruses will find it the best and most comprehensive current resource on baculovirus biology.'
Trends in Microbiology, 6(2), February 1998
`Contains a great deal of information, helpfully assembled in a convenient format...Useful.'
ASM News, 64(5), 1998
|Introduction to the Baculoviruses|
|Cytological Changes and Viral Morphogenesis during Baculovirus Infection|
|Baculovirus Genome Organization and Evolution|
|Regulation of Baculovirus Early Gene Expression|
|Baculovirus DNA Replication|
|Regulation of Baculovirus Late and Very Late Gene Expression|
|The Molecular Basis of Baculovirus Host Range|
|Regulation of Programmed Cell Death by Baculoviruses|
|Auxiliary Genes of Baculoviruses|
|Commercialization of Baculoviral Insecticides|
|Baculovirus Expression Vectors|
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Number Of Pages: 450
Published: 31st July 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 17.15
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 222